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[audio]CAG 4/4/11 Gam-Anon - Conversations About Gambling
4/4/11. A program focusing on Gam-Anon, with gambling recovery expert "Elizabeth." A dramatic scene between mother and daughter (read by Alicia Banner, of the African-American Cultural Center, and Anna Kay France) initiates discussion of the issues facing friends and family of addicted gamblers, and the role Gam-Anon can play in helping them. Contact phone numbers: for Gam-Anon, 716-254-4941, and Gamblers Anonymous (GA), 888-GA HELPS (888-424-3577).
Keywords: gambling addiction; Gam-Anon; GA; Alicia Banner
Downloads: 33
[audio]CAG 6/14/10 Robert McGuigan - Conversations About Gambling
Interview with Robert McGuigan, whose 28-year-old son was murdered, along with two roommates, in a dispute over gambling. The young man charged with the murder committed suicide as well, so gambling was the cause of the unnecessary deaths of 4 young men. McGuigan introduced his son as a young boy to small stakes gambling in card and dice games. Like so many parents who introduced their children to âinnocentâ gambling games, he thought this was âjust fun.â But within a few years the son was s...
Keywords: gambling addiction; youth gambling; Robert McGuigan
Downloads: 26
[audio]CAG 2/21/11 Deborah Haskins (2) - Conversations About Gambling
2/21/11. Dr. Deborah Haskins. Return interview with Dr. Haskins, a specialist in treating gambling addiction and training gambling addiction counselors, Department of Psychology, Loyola University. Dr. Haskins spoke about the upcoming National Problem Gambling Awareness Week, March 6-12, 2011, sponsored by the National Council on Problem Gambling. (See and She emphasized the need for education about the nature of problem gambling, especially as gambling b...
Keywords: Deborah Haskins; gambling addiction counseling; gambling and faith communities
Downloads: 16
[audio]CAG 4/11/11 Mary Sojourner (2) - Conversations About Gambling
4/11/11. Mary Sojourner. A return interview with Mary Sojourner, NPR commentator and author of She Bets Her Life and numerous other books, including Going through Ghosts Mary talks about the way the gambling industry encourages addiction through every aspect of the design of slot machines, the "crack cocaine" of gambling. She discusses her own experience of the damaging effects of addiction and the difficult process of recovery...
Keywords: gambling; gambling addiction; Mary Sojourner; She Bets Her Life
Downloads: 33
[audio]CAG 6/14/11 Robert Mc Guigan2 - Conversations About Gambling
A return interview with Robert McGuigan. McGuigan spoke of the involvement with gambling which led to the murder of his 28-year-old son and the deaths of three other young men. (See previous interview on 6/14/10). He talked about the way gambling within the family teaches and encourages young people to gamble. He is particularly concerned because young people, 12-18 years old, are 2-3 more likely to become addicted to gambling than adults are...
Keywords: Robert McGuigan; gambling addiction; youth gambling; internet gambling
Downloads: 30
[audio]CAG 11/29/10 Deborah Haskins - Conversations About Gambling
An interview with Dr. Deborah Haskins, Department of Psychology, Loyola University in Marylandâa specialist in treating gambling addiction and training other gambling addiction counselors. She pointed out that many people donât yet recognize that gambling addiction is as real, dangerous, and challenging to treat as drug addiction or any form of substance abuse, and she spoke of the urgent need for better education on gambling and gambling addiction.
Keywords: Deborah Haskins; gambling addiction counseling; gambling and faith communities
Downloads: 31
[audio]CAG 12/20/10 Marilyn Lancelot - Conversations About Gambling
An interview with Marilyn Lancelot, author of Gripped by Gambling and more recently Switching Addictions. She talked with us about her own history of gambling addiction, imprisonment for embezzlement of money (to support her gambling habit), her long process of recovery and her work helping others (particularly women) with recovery from addiction.
Keywords: Marilyn Lancelot; Gripped by Gambling; gambling addiction; recovery from addiction
Downloads: 76
[audio]CAG 7/26/11 Arelia Taveras - Conversations About Gambling
7/26/11. Interview with Arelia Taveras, who discusses her Dominican Republic background, her early successes as an attorney, the pressures and stresses that led her to casino gambling and the development of addiction to gambling. Her mishandling of client funds to support her gambling habit ultimately led to incarceration. Now released, she has devoted herself to exposing and fighting the predatory practices of casinos, which directly encourage and exploit the addiction of their customers.
Keywords: Arelia Taveras; casino gambling; predatory gambling; gambling addiction
Downloads: 99
[audio]CAG 1/25/11 Mary Sojourner - partial recording - Conversations About Gambling
1/25/11. Interview with Mary Sojourner, NPR commentator and author of She Bets Her Life and numerous other books. Mary spoke about her own experience with gambling addiction and recovery. She emphasized that women are particularly vulnerable to slot machine gamblingâto the appeal of escaping into âthe zone,â momentarily escaping the stresses and demands of their lives. She discussed the way todayâs slot machines are designed to hook the player through their increased speed of play and their ...
Keywords: Mary Sojourner; gambling addiction and recovery; She Bets Her Life
Downloads: 34
[audio]CAG 5/26/10 Sandra Adell - Conversations About Gambling
5/26/10 â Sandra Adell. Interview with the author of the recently published Confessions of a Slot Machine Queen: A Memoir. A professor of Afro-American Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Adell spoke about her own experience with addiction to casino slot-machine gambling, and her subsequent research into the devastating effects of casinos on her native Detroit and other communities.
Keywords: gambling; gambling addiction; Sandra Adell; Memoirs of a Slot Machine Queen
Downloads: 41
[audio]CAG 10/25/10 Mark Farrell (2) - Conversations About Gambling
A second interview with Judge Mark G. Farrell (founder of the world's first Gambling Treatment Court) focusing on his recent trip to Vienna, Austria, where he delivered a keynote address before the 8th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues. Judge Farrell has found that gambling addiction, like alcoholism and drug addiction, needs to be recognized as a serious illness. When, as often happens, the compulsive gambler turns to crime to continue gambling, courts can provide interv...
Keywords: Mark G. Farrell; Gambling Treatment Court; 8th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues; gambling addiction
Downloads: 30
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